A flight of locks

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Walsall Branch Canal

Walsall Locks (8 locks)


The eight locks connect the Wolverhampton Level (473 feet) of the Wyley & Essington Canal to the Walsall Level (408 feet) of the Walsall Canal. The link was opened in 1841.

SP0099 : Walsall Top Lock, Birchills by John M SP0099 : Boatmen's Rest, Walsall Branch Canal, Birchills by John M SP0099 : Walsall Branch Canal - Lock No 2 by John M SP0099 : Walsall Branch Canal - Lock No. 3 by John M
SP0099 : Walsall Branch Canal - Lock No. 4 by John M SP0098 : Walsall Branch Canal - Lock No. 5 by John M SP0099 : Walsall Branch Canal - Three locks of the 'Walsall Eight ' flight by John M SP0098 : Walsall Branch Canal - Lock No. 6 by John M
SP0098 : Walsall Branch Canal - Lock No. 6 by John M SP0098 : Walsall Branch Canal - Lock No. 7 by John M SP0098 : Walsall Branch Canal - Lock No. 8 by John M SP0098 : Walsall Junction by John M

Walsall Canal

Ryder's Green Locks (8 locks)


The flight of eight locks lift the canal 45ft from the Walsall Level to the Birmingham Level .
SO9792 : Ryder's Green Locks - Walsall Canal - Bottom Lock by John M SO9892 : Ryder's Green Locks - Walsall Canal - Lock No 7 by John M SO9892 : Ryder's Green Locks - Walsall Canal - Lock No 7 by John M SO9892 : Ryder's Green Locks - Walsall Canal - Lock No 6 by John M
SO9892 : Ryder's Green Locks - Walsall Canal - Lock No 5 by John M SO9891 : Ryder's Green Locks - Walsall Canal - Lock No 4 by John M SO9891 : Ryder's Green Locks - Walsall Canal - Lock No 3 by John M SO9891 : Ryder's Green Locks - Walsall Canal - Lock No 2 by John M
SO9891 : Down the Eight Locks by Gordon Griffiths SO9891 : Ryder's Green Locks - Walsall Canal - Top Lock by John M SO9891 : The Eight Locks by Gordon Griffiths

Rushall Canal

Rushall Locks (9 locks)


The Rushall Canal was built by James Walker and opened in 1847. The nine locks in two flights lower the canal by 65 feet from the Wolverhampton to the Walsall Levels.

The upper pair of locks were known as 'The Mosses'

Locks 1 and 2
SP0399 : Rushall Canal - Lock No 1 by John M SP0398 : Rushall Canal - Lock No 2 by John M

The lower flight known as 'The Ganzies' were named after the heavy sweaters required to keep out the cold.

Lock 3 - Top Lock
SP0396 : Rushall Canal from Five Ways Bridge by Frank Smith SP0396 : Rushall Canal - Lock No 3 by John M

Locks 4, 5 & 6
SP0396 : Rushall Canal - Lock No 4 by John M SP0396 : Rushall Canal - Lock No 5 by John M SP0396 : Rushall Canal - Lock No 6 by John M

Locks 7, 8 & 9
SP0396 : Rushall Canal - Lock No 7 by John M SP0396 : Rushall Canal - Lock No 8 by John M SP0396 : Rushall Canal - Lock No 9 by John M

SP0396 : Rushall Canal - Flight of Locks by John M SP0396 : Locks at Bell Bridge by Row17

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